be part of the conversation at discover.monsanto.com we mean by that and how prevalent it is. >> about one in three teenagers experience some form of teen dating abuse. we use the words violence and abuse interchangeably. really it refers to a broad spectrum of things i.'s not just physical. that's one of the first things we try to educate about. it's not just physical, it can be emotional psychological, sexual, financial, and it can really be primarily through the use of social media sort of a manipulative, controlling type of behavior. the physical is usually what you'll see later. all the other things are the trigger sign, the warning signs we should be looking for. >> it's interesting, and i want to talk later in the half hour about how social media can help and hurt and raise awareness. >> julian, you have done a truly tremendous job, you were in eighth grade when you came up with this psa. >> back in 2012 when i was at eighth grade, i was at roberto clem mean tea focused on producing media. some classmates of ours we were introduced of this project by our teacher, mr. dempsey. this choose respect conference was introduced to us. so we made this psa, my friend daniel and i took up the roles as the actors and my other two friends came up with the idea. it was a cause that we were very interested in and hoping to raise a little more awafrns about. so we made the psa and amazingly in 2012 we won first place as eighth graders competing against high schoolers and other middle schoolers. very excited about that. >> we've got a big conference coming up march 8th. everyone said this is free. tell people what they will find at this conference. >> on march 8, it's for montgomery county teens, their parents and youth service providers in montgomery county and really the idea is education and prevention and some fun stuff that we'll be doing during the day. our focus here is on social media. our theme is actually hash tag respect yourself 2015 with the idea that we're trying to promote and explain appropriate use and inappropriate use of social media and really lick tronnic devices as a whole. students will literally walk down the red carpet and have an opportunity to take selfies in front of sort of a line of different sponsors and other things behind them just like the academy awards. there will be the pylons, a lot of fun. we'll be incorporate rating social media into the day. the students will have a chance to hash tag or promote and put out there the things we're learning through the day. we're not just touching the lives of the families and kids that come on march 8th burks also a broader reach which is what social media is about. >> cheryl, welcome backs, you've been here before. you are a survivor yourself. as we focus on young people, teenagers in particular, your daughter also has a story too. you've been working with her on this as we talk about social media and technology and the way things are changing now. share a little bit of her story. >> i will. she's now 21. it happened when she was 16 years old and a student at a montgomery county high school. the young man in question was two years older than her. it was so interesting jim, much like a cycle of violence that adults experience. he drew her in seduced her through gifts and through being kind to her and listening to her and eventually what happened is he started tracking where she was through her cell phone, sending her very, very abusive text messages, blocking her friends, telling her to block her friends on facebook, on and on and on. >> trying to gain that control really. >> exactly, because it's all about power and control. it was only through the intervention of a mentor that she had at the university of maryland. my husband and myself, her parents that things were able to stop. it was a long, very heartbreaking time for her and for everyone involved. >> we've got a lot more to get to. we'll be right back after the break. as we go to break, if you'd like to learn more about the con flens coming up choose respect here is the website to go to. stay with us on "viewpoint."